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Hail, Hail, the Weather's Here!

Hail, Hail, the Weather's Here!

Winter finally arrived in northeast Pasadena and Altadena on Sunday night, January 25, 2009: a hail storm.  From 11:30 to 11:35 p.m., ice cubelets the size of rock salt crystals slammed to earth. So much for a quiet blanket of snow. What a racket! With the rains that followed we waited for another power outage […]

DineLA Extended

DineLA Extended

For the last two weeks a couple of hundred restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area have collaborated in DineLA, during which they offer mostly excellent-value (a few bad apples reportedly scrimped on portions) fixed-price menus. Friday, February 6th was the last day for the program, but it proved such a hit that many restaurants […]

Pasadena Posts

Pasadena Posts

Some of our friends are so fed up with the shrinking Los Angeles Times that they’ve cancelled their subscriptions. Understandable, but then they miss great stories like this one, about a couple of our hometown folks: Separate Worlds, Bridged by Faith Other links to local things we found interesting: — If you’re not a Facebooker, […]

Around Pasadena

Around Pasadena

Here are a few things we found interesting around the SG Valley’s blogosphere today: – Cool city view: Pasadena Daily Photo – Behind the story of Sasha Anawalt’s arts commission resignation: Larry Wilson’s Public Eye (Pasadena Star-News) – The Korean barbecue truck phenom hits Rosemead: LA Observed – Racetrack “footman” and former Negro League ballplayer […]

Bike People, Represent!

Bike People, Represent!

We’re seeing more bikes on the road in Pasadena, but it’s fair to say that ours is not the most bike-friendly community in America. On her blog, Pasadena’s public information officer, Ann Erdman, tells us that the City Council is finally addressing the situation, and the process begins next week with a community meeting hosted […]

SG Valley Family Site Re-Launches

SG Valley Family Site Re-Launches

Welcome back to OrangeCat.org, a family-event newsletter and web site run ably for years by Karen Klein and now edited by Troy Corley, publisher of the terrific Free Fun Guides, and journalist Susan Carrier. We at Prospect Park Books are happy to support this great resource for local families by providing the editors with some […]

All Your Cosmos Questions Answered

All Your Cosmos Questions Answered

Well, maybe not all your questions, and maybe they’ll be more debated than answered, but at the Mysteries of the Cosmos presentation at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium this Friday, you’ll hear such famously smart people as black-hole guru Andrea Ghez of UCLA, solar-system sleuth Mike Brown of Caltech, dark-energy lord Saul Perlmutter of Lawrence Berkleley Lab […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 12/29/2008

Vroman's Bestsellers 12/29/2008

Hardcover Fiction A Mercy, Toni Morrison Private Patient, PD James Scarpetta, Patricia Cornwell City of Thieves, David Benioff Netherland, Joseph O’Neill Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Shaffer Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri 2666, Robert Bolano Cross Country, James Patterson The Host, Stephenie Meyer Hardcover Non-Fiction Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch […]

Vroman's Bestsellers 12/22/2008

Vroman's Bestsellers 12/22/2008

Hardcover Fiction Private Patient, PD James A Mercy, Toni Morrison Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie, Mary Shaffer Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri The Hour I First Believed, Wally Lamb City of Thieves, David Benioff Cross Country, James Patterson Scarpetta, Patricia Cornwell Netherland, Joseph O’Neill Hardcover Non-Fiction Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell […]

Scones

Scones

I only lived in London for a short while, but it was long enough for the charm of a simple, perfect scone to haunt my dreams. Back here in Pasadena, I have been working hard to try to find an acceptable replacement to the joys of the ones at the Savoy on the Strand or the Mock Turtle […]

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